Welcome to my weekly roundup of the past week's eats. I prefer to report what we ate in the last week, rather than what we're planning to eat in the coming week. Why? The reason is pretty simple: although I usually have a general idea of what we're going to eat in the next week or so, life often unfolds a little differently than planned, and I adjust my menu plan on a near-daily basis to accommodate leftovers and other not-possible-to-plan-ahead circumstances. I find this is the easiest way to ensure that I minimize our family's food waste. I'm also willing to admit that I'm a rather spontaneous cook, given to preparing foods that strike me as the most appealing thing to eat right here and now!
Breakfasts: banana chocolate chip muffins, granola, leftover cornbread, French toast
Lunches: Toad-in-the-Hole, pizza, leftovers
Monday: Barbecued pork chops with spicy rub, macaroni & cheese, peas and carrots
Tuesday: Black Bean Chili, cornbread
Wednesday: Lentil soup, leftover cornbread
Thursday: Chicken paprika, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots
Friday: Western Omelette Wraps, clementines
Saturday: Hot dogs, parmesan & herb noodles and sauce, apple, carrot and cucumber slices
Sunday: Meatballs with leftover sauce from chicken paprika, creamy polenta, honey-orange roasted root vegetables
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